ANZSCO comprehensive review - consultation round 1

Closed 28 Apr 2023

Opened 1 Feb 2023


The ABS is undertaking a comprehensive review of the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) to reflect the contemporary labour market and better meet stakeholders’ needs. 

ANZSCO describes all occupations in the Australian and New Zealand labour markets and is used to inform and shape educational pathways, skilled migration programs and workforce strategies that equip Australians with skills to get jobs and stay employed.

Public consultation rounds will be held across 2023 and 2024 with each round targeting selected occupations grouped by focus area. The ABS will be inviting submissions on these focus areas through the ABS Consultation Hub. The consultation schedule provides information on how to participate.

Why your views matter

This consultation process is an opportunity for users of the classification to provide feedback on occupations that fall within the selected focus areas for each round of consultation. Round 1 of consultation commences on 1 February 2023 and seeks feedback on occupations in the following areas:

Accounting services Administrative services
Aged care and disability services Childcare services
Computer system and related services Education and training
Financial and insurance services Library and other information services
Management and related consulting services Market research and advertising services
Scientific research services Statistical services
Welfare and social assistance services  

A list of occupations grouped by focus area is provided for reference.

This round of consultation will remain open for 12 weeks, closing on 28 April 2023.

How to make a submission

Feedback will be sought on the accuracy of current occupation skill levels and descriptions and any occupations anticipated to emerge in the next 5 to 10 years. 

A submission guide is linked under the Related section below providing all the details required to make a submission and further background on the review of ANZSCO.

Also linked below is a printable version of the occupations for each focus area in round 1 consultation.

Any questions?

Contact us at with any questions on this consultation or for further information regarding the comprehensive review of ANZSCO.


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